Monday, February 04, 2008


My browser is not launching (I do blogging in Firefox but my Mac default browser is Safari). The last time this happened we had to reformat my hard disk and I lost everything that was not backed up. Fortunately, much was backed up. I have an appointment tomorrow morning to look at this. Here's hoping. Backing up and restoring is very time consuming, especially for folks like me who at one time had many myriads (in the strict definition: myriad = 10,000) of photos and graphics on this computer. Even my jump drive holds 6GB and it's a drop in the old bucket.

I am accustomed to composing in Blogger in Firefox while researching in Safari, bouncing back and forth. I also do my blog reading in Safari; that is where all my bookmarks are.

I am a Taurus. Like the orangutans, I am skeptical of changes in my cage.

Someone told me
It's all happening at the zoo.

I do believe it,
I do believe it's true.

It's a light and tumble journey
From the East Side to the park;
Just a fine and fancy ramble
To the zoo.

But you can take the crosstown bus
If it's raining or it's cold,
And the animals will love it
If you do.

Somethin' tells me
It's all happening at the zoo.

The monkeys stand for honesty,
Giraffes are insincere,
And the elephants are kindly but
They're dumb.
Orangutans are skeptical
Of changes in their cages,
And the zookeeper is very fond of rum.

Zebras are reactionaries,
Antelopes are missionaries,
Pigeons plot in secrecy,
And hamsters turn on frequently.
What a gas! You gotta come and see
At the zoo.
--by Paul Simon

It is now 3:33 a.m. I have managed to backup all my data (on the storage device I should have had hooked up a year ago (I know, I know). So now I feel much better about going in to "the shop."

Peace out.
--the BB


FranIAm said...

Peace, Godspeed and good luck at the Genius Bar. (i presume that is where you may go.)

Kirstin said...

Damn, not again.

(Love the song, though.)

Diane said...

It wasn't long ago that I figured out what Firefox WAS. (sigh)

Obviously, not in advanced computer yet.

Love the song.

Rowan The Dog said...

Good luck. May the geniuses be with you.